FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, World Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua walks in front of his own picture after a media conference in London.   Joshua's next two fights are at Wembley Stadium, it is announced Thursday July 5, 2018,

Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in September

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium.

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthyss

Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation.

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Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse speaks as Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15,

Pacquiao predicts action-filled fight against Matthysse

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he is prepared for an action-packed fight against aggressive Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in Sunday's world title bout that could put his illustrious career at stake.

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From left, International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees Ronald Wright, Steve Albert, Vitali Klitschko, Jim Gray, and Erik Morales present their Hall of Fame rings to the crowd gathered in Canastota, New York on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (John Br

Vitali Klitschko honors brother in his Hall of Fame moment

Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).

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Britain's Tyson Fury, left, and Sefer Seferi gesture to one another during their heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday June 9, 2018. (Nick Potts/ PA via AP)

Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight

Tyson Fury clowned his way through his first fight in more than 2 1/2 years and still outclassed Sefer Seferi who retired after four farcical rounds in Manchester Arena on Saturday.

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DREAMING BIG: The team from Faleseela Club who were in the Youth Oceania boxing.

Boxing project finds momentum

Against The Odds (A.T.O.) project is on the roll. A.T.O is owned by young boxer, Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali. He has partnered with the Marist Boxing and has visited two rural villages in Siumu and Falese’ela/Lefaga in the past month to promote the sport of amateur boxing as part of his A.T.O. mentoring project. 

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A BIG STEP FORWARD: Malcolm Preston Matches (back row in the middle) received a gold medal and will be representing Samoa in the Youth Olympic and the World Championship with other boxers as well as the management of the Samoa Boxing Association.

Samoan boxer heading to Youth Olympics

Eighteen-year-old boxer, Malcolm Preston Matches, is going to represent Samoa in the Youth Olympic and the World Championship. This was confirmed by Head Coach Tialii Lautapaa Wong King.

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Members of the community involved in the project.

‘Against the odds’ changing lives in rural villages

Commonwealth Games boxing sliver medalist Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali is taking boxing back to the grassroots level. In partnership with Marist Boxing, they have visited two rural villages in Siumu and Falese’ela, Lefaga to promote the sport of amateur boxing in those areas.

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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Jo

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.

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WBO World Heavyweight Title Fight Press Conference; Joseph Parker versus Hughie Fury; Tyson Fury says he doesn't bad talk Joseph Parker because he respects him too much

Tyson Fury to start comeback against 39-year-old Seferi

Tyson Fury will launch his comeback against 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi, his promoter Frank Warren announced Sunday.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, of Ukraine, fights Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

Vasiliy Lomachenko had been down on the canvas and was even on the scorecards. The tough test Lomachenko craved, the one he said would force him to finally unleash all his skills, had finally arrived. Moments later, he ended it.

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Britain's Tony Bellew, right, sends a left, to his countryman David Haye during the boxing heavyweight rematch bout between Tony Bellew and David Haye at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Bellew stops Haye in 5th round in all-British grudge rematch

Tony Bellew might have sent David Haye into retirement after stopping the former world heavyweight champion in the fifth round in a rematch in London on Saturday.

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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport's governing body, the IOC said on Thursday.

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The heavyweight rematch between Britain's Tony Bellew and David Haye will take place on Saturday May 5 in London. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

Haye fighting to save career in rematch with Bellew

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is 37, has fought just three times in six years, and has an unfortunate knack of picking up injuries in and out of the ring.

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WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, center, poses with Donnie Allison, left, and Bobby Allison before the GEICO 500 NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer and soon

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he'll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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AN ACCOMPLISHMENT TO CELEBRATE: Samoa Amateur Boxing Association with their Commonwealth Games heroes.

Silver medal celebration at Vaitele

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association celebrated the success of the Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Ato Plodzicki Faoagali, on Friday night. The Australian-based young sensation flew to Samoa this week to celebrate his achievement with his teammates, supporters and members of S.A.B.A.

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Fury’s comeback fight is in Manchester, England, on June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Fury back in boxing to 'inspire others,' win belts back

Overweight, unhappy and in semi-retirement amid a doping ban, Tyson Fury was walking his dog beside a canal near his home when he thought about what fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was saying about him.

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Bringing him the gold: Coach Muaava Ericson Afitu, Manager Letuala Tapusoa Fifita, Secretary Gebauer Falefitu, Doctor Ailao Liu with the members of the Samoa Boxing team.

Samoa brings home the Governor’s Cup

The Samoa Boxing team has brought home the Governor’s Cup after winning the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 Championship Boxing last weekend.

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Rugby

Referee Federico Anseli gives a red card to Semisi Masirewa. Waratahs v Sunwolves. 2018 Super Rugby round 18.

SANZAAR to review use of TMOs in Super Rugby

Governing body SANZAAR has ordered a review of the use of television match officials in Super Rugby, saying the "practical implementation" of the video referee protocols has become an area of "major concern."

NFL

UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

Football

Live stream: Samoa U-16 Boy's football take on American Samoa

Watch:Oceania U-16 Football Confederation qualifiers.

Basketball

The Philippines' Jason William, centre, jumps to hit Australia's Daniel Kickert centre left as others rush to break the brawl during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Philippine Arena in suburban Bocaue township, Bulacan province n

Wild brawl mars Australia-Philippines basketball game

Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.

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